Richard Kind on Larry David, Carol Burnett, the Coen brothers,
and more on “At Home With The Creative Coalition”
New York, New York (March 23, 2021) – Richard Kind sat down with The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk in the latest episode of “At Home With The Creative Coalition,” a podcast featuring unplugged and uncensored conversations with today’s biggest stars. In the newest episode, Kind opens up about what it’s really like on the set of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” his favorite part of “Spin City,” working with Carol Burnett, and more. Highlights below.
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Highlights from “At Home With The Creative Coalition” featuring Richard Kind —
On whether or not it’s true that “Curb Your Enthusiasm” films without a script and striving to exceed Larry David’s expectations:
“That is correct [there is no script]. But there is a very detailed scenario. Larry knows exactly what each scene will bring. He has it in his head. And so whenever I would do a take, I would finish and I would go, ‘Is that what you’re looking for?’ Because even more than the director, Larry does so much of the editing and he wrote it and probably has it in his mind. And my goal in everything that I do is to be better than what the author had in mind. That’s my goal for life. Am I better than what the author had in mind?”
On “Spin City”:
“The thing I loved the most about ‘Spin City’ were the actors I was working with… The writing was spectacular and you can only keep that for so long. So all of a sudden, that’s 46 episodes of really great stuff and then you’re regurgitating things. And I always said, after a while I was doing ‘same joke, different words.’”
On what spoke to him about his role in the 2009 film “A Serious Man”:
“Nothing spoke to me. I was offered a role and I was going to get paid for it. So I’m going to do it. And it’s the Coen brothers! So that’s the greatest thing. So it wasn’t, ‘Ya know what? This role looks very good. Maybe I’ll do this one.’ It’s, ‘Dear fucking God, let me audition. Let them give me the role.’”
On what his time on “Mad About You” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” have in common:
“I was only a regular [on ‘Mad About You’] for one year, by the way. Everybody thinks I was on it for… Same thing with ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm.’ Up until this year, I had only done three episodes. One was a two-parter but I had only done three episodes. Everybody thought I was a regular and I hadn’t. And then I doubled the load, I did three episodes this last year. But I loved doing ‘Curb.’ I loved it.”
On working with Carol Burnett:
“She was really good at what she did. It was superficial acting. You know, this week we’re doing a musical. This week we’re doing a Jules Feiffer-esque play. This week we’re doing a farce. This week we’re doing — it was all different types. It was like ‘Twilight Zone’ but for comedy. I loved it. I just loved it.”
More about “At Home With The Creative Coalition”
Hosted by The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk, “At Home With The Creative Coalition” brings listeners intimate portraits, key moments of discovery, and “art and soul” conversations with iconic entertainment industry personalities from the big screen to the boardroom, from L.A. to D.C. “At Home With The Creative Coalition” is sponsored by the Pioneering Collective. Listen now at http://thecreativecoalition.org/podcast.
Upcoming guests include David Alan Basche (“The Exes,” “United 93”), Asante Blackk (“When They See Us,” “This Is Us”), Carly Chaikin (“Mr. Robot”), Griffin Dunne (“This Is Us,” “Dallas Buyers Club”), Willie Garson (“Hawaii Five-0,” “White Collar”), Clark Gregg (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “The Avengers”), New York Times Bestselling Author Susan Isaacs (“Compromising Positions,” “Takes One to Know One”), Chad Lowe (“Supergirl,” “Life in Pieces,” “Pretty Little Liars”), Eric McCormack (“Will & Grace,” “Travelers”), Rob Morrow (“Billions,” “The Fosters”), Haley Joel Osment (“Future Man,” “Entourage”), Jessica Queller (“Supergirl,” “Gossip Girl”), Alysia Reiner (“Better Things,” “Orange Is the New Black”), Yolonda Ross (“The Chi,” “How to Get Away with Murder”), Reid Scott (“Why Women Kill,” “Veep”), Matt Walsh (“Veep,” “UCB Comedy Originals”), Alfre Woodard (“Clemency,” “Luke Cage”), and Constance Zimmer (“Condor,” “UnREAL”).
Previous guests include Jason Alexander (“Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Harley Quinn,” “Saturday Night Seder”), Wilson Cruz (“Star Trek: Discovery,” “My So-Called Life”), Alan Cumming (“Briarpatch,” “Instinct,” “The Good Wife”), The Creative Coalition President and actor Tim Daly (“Madam Secretary”), Lea DeLaria (“Orange Is the New Black”), Jim Gaffigan (“Tesla,” “The Jim Gaffigan Show”), Judy Gold (“The Other F Word,” “Nightcap”), Jason Isaacs (“The OA,” “Star Trek: Discovery,” “Harry Potter”), AnnaLynne McCord (“Nip/Tuck,” “90210”), Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Goldbergs,” “Reno 911!”), Katherine McNamara (“Shadowhunters,” “Arrow”), Kathy Najimy (“Hocus Pocus,” “Sister Act”), (“ Bill Prady (“The Big Bang Theory,” “Young Sheldon,” “The Muppets”), Anthony Rapp (“Star Trek: Discovery,” “Rent”), and Julie Taymor (“The Lion King,” “Frida,” “The Glorias”).
More about The Creative Coalition
The Creative Coalition is a non-profit non-partisan organization founded by prominent members of the arts and entertainment community who believe it is our responsibility to use our unique voice to educate and inspire our audiences to mobilize around issues of public importance… primarily arts advocacy and public arts education. It is our mission to promote, protect and defend the arts as a basic human need. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s President. For more information, visit https://thecreativecoalition.org.